Acting for Justice Program
The Entertainment Community Fund (formerly the Actors Fund) assists the FHJC by recruiting actors and other entertainment professionals to work as “testers” in the FHJC’s innovative Acting for Justice testing program. The FHJC employs, on a part-time basis, more than 150 testers who pose as home seekers to observe the ordinary, unvarnished business practices of housing providers and others in order to collect evidence of housing discrimination that would otherwise go undetected. Testing is one of the most effective investigative tools used to enforce fair housing laws, and the FHJC’s innovative Acting for Justice testing program is vital to our work to identify, document, and eliminate housing discrimination.
The Entertainment Community Fund is a nationwide human services organization that helps all entertainment professionals – both performers and those behind the scenes – in performing arts and entertainment. Through its partnership with the FHJC, the Fund’s Career Center (formerly the Actors Work Program) has assisted professionals in the entertainment community to identify meaningful employment opportunities that complement their entertainment industry work. Learn more about The Entertainment Community Fund.
FHJC Cooperating Attorneys
The FHJC is pleased to regularly partner with many non-profit and community organizations and with private law firms, including Cuti Hecker Wang LLP, Eisenberg & Baum LLP, Emery Celli Brinckerhoff Abady Ward & Maazel LLP, Hogan Lovells, Kaufman Lieb Lebowitz & Frick, Latham & Watkins LLP, and Parker Hanski, LLC.
The FHJC regularly hosts trainings to familiarize cooperating attorneys with substantive legal issues related to fair housing and civil rights law, provides resources to assist with handling fair housing cases, and remains available as an ongoing resource after a referral is made. The FHJC welcomes assistance from individual attorneys and law firms interested in representing clients with housing discrimination cases. If you are interested in learning more or offering representation to individuals who have reported discrimination to the FHJC, please contact Legal Coordinator Madhulika Murali at email@example.com.